Health Alert: Five Drug Poisonings in Guelph Overnight Including One Death - Fentanyl

Public Advisory

Substances circulating in the WDGPH area may be stronger than usual:

  • Five substance related drug poisonings were reported overnight in the City of Guelph. All events reported the involvement of fentanyl
  • One of the events have resulted in death
  • Red, bright green, and yellow coloured fentanyl were reported
  • Please be aware that any substance may pose significant risk.

If you are using alone, the National Overdose Response Service is a free and anonymous service that you can call to check in on you. Available toll-free, 24/7 at: 1-888-688-NORS (6677).

Reduce your risk of overdose

  • Carry naloxone
  • Never use alone*
  • Start low and go slow (e.g., with any new purchase, start with 1/3 of a normal dose)

Use the Consumption and Treatment Services Site (CTS) supervised by health professionals at Guelph’s Community Health Centre – open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry at 4 p.m.

*It’s important to maintain 2 metres distance to protect yourself during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Phone a friend or call the Overdose Prevention Line (1-888-853-8542) to make sure someone is available to check up on you.